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jueves, 25 de diciembre de 2014

Understanding Orchids: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants

  • Autor: William Cullina
  • Tapa dura: 260 páginas
  • Editor: Houghton Mifflin (1 de noviembre de 2004)
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ISBN-10: 0618263268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618263264
  • Precio: 31,03 en Amazon
A practical handbook for novice and experienced horticulturalists alike provides everything a gardener needs to know about these popular and exotic plants, offering more than two hundred full-color photographs, detailed descriptions, and easy-to-follow care and cultivation instructions for dozens o.

The book is divided into four parts:

Part 1 - "Setting up the Orchid Environment" talks about buying your first orchid, the anatomy of the orchid, where to grow them, light, temperature, humidity and air movement, and quite detailed information about artificial lights.

Part 2 - "Care and Feeding" covers the basics of watering, fertilization, potting and repotting, types of mixtures, mounting orchids on trees and branches, pests and diseases, and a troubleshooting guide.

Part 3 - "Orchid Reproduction" is about hand pollination and the care of seedlings, and hybridization.

Part 4 - "Common Orchid Genera from A to Z" features a gallery of orchids with photos and cultural advice as well as skill levels (beginner, expert, experienced).

This is a book for both beginners and advanced orchid growers.

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